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    The Gsi is booked in for a new timing belt, water pump, drive belt and gear box oil change Monday. Should give a few more years of trouble free grins!

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    Can I ask how much all that's going to cost?

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    How many miles do you have on the clock? Why are you changing the water pump and yeah what price have you bee quoted?

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    60K on the clock. Car is 8yrs old. I got all the parts from euro parts for £140 and my local garage is doing it for £120 ish. Euro parts was cheaper than trade prices.

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    my local garage quoted me stupid money £600+ for the timing belt and extras. is this a mates rate or something? coz for that sort of price it might be worth the drive up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary B View Post
    my local garage quoted me stupid money £600+ for the timing belt and extras. is this a mates rate or something? coz for that sort of price it might be worth the drive up there
    My neighbour is buddys with the owner so think its cheaper as im paying cash.
    All the parts are OE quality and can be used for cars in warranty too as long as the garage you use is vat registered.
    I will never go to the stealers for work as they just rip you off with super high labour costs and the mark up on their parts is high even though sometimes they use factor parts if they have none in stock!

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    Absolutly not meant as a scare - but please look closely at things like the water pump and pulleys if not buying genuine parts. I have seen SO many aftermarket water pumps fail due to quality etc.

    I fit many timing belts and I am now saying to people that I will only fit genuine GM parts when it comes to timing belts and kits / pumps etc.

    As I say - you may well be 100% fine, just make sure that the tech's fitting the kit really have a good look at them first. One pump I was asked to fit was so far off straight it wouldnt seal against the block.

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    Like I said in my last post, Vauxhall don't always fit their own parts. My father is a retired Vauxhall fitter and quite often got parts from factors due to Vauxhall not having them in stock.
    All the parts I have bought are warranted anyway so if anything does go wrong they are liable.
    Thanks for the concern though.

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    Timing belt and water pump done. Car now feels a lot smoother and the noise that I thought was the cat flexi pipe has gone too!

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    As above, I bought aftermarket parts to fix my CDTI, the water pump looked solid but different to the GM part if that makes sense. think i will change it again the next big service (if have the car) in 2 year time, just done the big service on the car... Just cause you never know...

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